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Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant

Woodbridge, VA
May 19, 2020

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Megann E. Grimes, COTA/L, LMT

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Woodbridge, VA 22192


To acquire a full time Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant position where I can promote occupation-based interventions while engaging clients in meaningful activities to increase occupational performance, independence, well-being and quality of life.


Eastern Virginia Career College: Fredericksburg, VA October 2019

Associate of Applied Science, Occupational Therapy Assistant

ACOTE Accredited, Honors Graduate

Virginia School of Massage: Charlottesville, VA April 2016

Licensed Massage Therapist

ACCSCT and COMTA accredited

Bridgewater College: Bridgewater, VA May 2015

Bachelor of Science, Health & Exercise Science

Minor: Nutrition & Wellness

Work Experience

COTA/L PRN: Mary Washington Healthcare, Fredericksburg, VA February 2020-Present

Perform ADL and IADL training for patients with acute and chronic illness, injury or recent surgeries in preparation for discharge from the inpatient setting under the direction of an Occupational Therapist.

Document treatment sessions, patient progress and goal achievement using EPIC software application.

Instruct patients on upper extremity home exercise programs.

Educate patients on energy conservation, use of adapted equipment, precautions, safety, participation, plan of care and goals of therapy while effectively communicating with patients, families and associates.

Work as a disciplinary team to provide excellent therapy services to patients

LMT/DME Coordinator/PT Tech: Blue Ridge Orthopaedic, Warrenton, VA Oct. 2016- Sept. 2018

Massage Therapist: Perform 25, 50, and 80-minute individualized massage sessions based on patient needs, educate patients about the benefits, services received, and self-care related to massage therapy as well as document all massage therapy services.

DME Coordinator: Assist with fitting Durable Medical Equipment for patients under the direction/training of a Physical Therapist, assist with the preparation and coordination of Total Joint Conference's twice a month and organize all DME stock.

Physical Therapy Technician: Ensure constant stock of all Physical Therapy Department inventory, clean and maintain all rehabilitation equipment, launder all Therapy Department linens, assist and work closely with both Physical Therapists and Occupational/Hand Therapists daily.

Clinical Fieldwork Experience

Acute Care Inpatient: Mary Washington Hospital, Fredericksburg, VA August 2019-October 2019

Provided skilled OT services focusing on basic ADLs, IADLs, upper extremity exercise programs, use of durable medical equipment, maintaining precautions, and adaptive strategies to facilitate safety and independence in preparation for discharge.

Implemented sternal precaution simulator to therapy department for upper body dressing tasks in individuals who have had coronary artery bypass grafts.

Performed documentation of all services and patient progress using EPIC software.

Adult Rehabilitation: National HealthCare Cooperation, Lexington, SC June 2019-August 2019

Provided skilled OT interventions for the geriatric population within a short/ long term care residents focusing on basic ADLs, IADLs, therapeutic activities, therapeutic exercise, use of adaptive equipment, and compensatory strategies to facilitate independence and safety.

Administered physical agent modalities: heat, ice, ultrasound, electric stimulation and diathermy.

Implemented Mirror Box for rehabilitation department to improve upper extremity function and coordination in patients with neurological conditions.

Performed documentation of all services and patient progress utilizing Casamba skilled software.

Adult Rehabilitation: Falls Run Nursing and Rehabilitation, Fredericksburg, VA May 2019

Contributed to skilled OT interventions focusing on basic ADLs and IADLs, energy conservation, use of adaptive equipment and compensatory techniques to increase independence.

Assessed and observed documentation, Mini-Mental Assessments and appropriate activities for clients with neurological, orthopedic, and psychological conditions.

Adult Rehabilitation: Prince William Orthopedics, Manassas, VA December 2018-January 2019

Performed fabrication of splints for the upper extremities with clinical instructor

Witnessed administration of modalities including: fluidotherapy, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, heat, ice and paraffin for individuals with orthopedic upper extremity injuries.

Assessed and observed documentation, patient progress, manual muscle testing, splint fabrication and therapeutic exercises for patients by the Occupational Therapist.


Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant: VA License # 013*******-**/16/2020-02/28/2022

Basic Life Support Certification: American Heart Association 06/2018-06/2020

Licensed Massage Therapist: VA License # 001*******-**/08/2016-02/28/2021


American Occupational Therapy Association Member 2018-present

American Massage Therapy Association Professional Member 2016-present


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